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Explore The Latest Advances In Radio Crane Control

Since the initial advent of wireless, radio frequency (RF) based crane control that relied on one-way communication from an operator-held transmitter to a crane-mounted receiver, there have been significant advances — particularly on the receiver end of the technology. Over ...
SafetyStandards

MMA Standards Ensure Monorails, Workstation Cranes Enhance Worker Safety And ...

To ensure that workstation cranes, monorails, and patented track systems installed in facilities for overhead material handling and load movement are properly designed and manufactured for a given application, the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) offers two separate specifications documents: 1-2016 ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Training, Certification Programs Keep Overhead Lifting Environments Safe While Maximizing ...

To ensure the safest and most productive working environment, ongoing training on proper use of all equipment is a must. The same rule applies to overhead handling systems. Employees who are properly trained and certified to operate and repair cranes, ...
EducationSafety

Virtual Reality Game Introduces Beginners To Overhead Lifting Equipment Operation

While books and videos remain a great way to learn about a topic—such as how overhead handling equipment operates—nothing replaces the knowledge gained through the experience of actually working with cranes and hoists. Yet the chances that a company would ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Keep Your Distance! How Load Controls Keep Employees Safe During ...

Lifting loads is just one third of the function of cranes, hoists and monorails deployed in manufacturing and distribution facilities. Equally important are the safe maneuvering and precise placement of the load once it’s up in the air. That’s why ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Three Ways Overhead Handling Technologies Protect Employees

Keeping employees safe on the job in manufacturing and distribution operations is the top priority of every operation. Yet one of the most common reasons for workers’ compensation claims are back injuries—including those associated with repetitive lifting of light loads. ...